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The Church of

St. Michael &

St. George

6345 Wydown Blvd.
PO Box 11887
Clayton, MO 63105
314.721.1502 (p)
314.721.4670 (f)

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"Living Christ in This World"
April 4 - April 10, 2013
Detour?  Note: Marathon this weekend! 
The GO! St. Louis Marathon will take place this weekend,
April 6 and 7. Please plan your route to church accordingly.

 Marathon map
  Sunday Liturgy Schedule
   8:00 AM   Holy Eucharist I
   9:15 AM   Choral Eucharist I
 11:15 AM   Holy Eucharist I
   5:30 PM   Holy Eucharist II
Preaching Rota 
  April  7       The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
  April 14      The Rev. J. Michael Wheeler
  April 21      The Rev. Emily R. Hylden
  April 28      The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith 
Sunday Adult Education

The Rector's Forum 

Please join the Rector on April 7 as he leads a study of Paul's Epistle to the Romans from 10:30-11 AM in the Taylor Room.

Christian Life Forum    

 April 7 - No Forum
April 14 - Symbols of Christian Faith
April 21 - Stillness/Silence
Adult Education
Women's Bible Study
Fridays   7:30 AM     Sverdrup Room
Fr. Wheeler "God shall give them light."  If you think we are in the end of times, please join us as we study the Book of Revelation under the direction of Fr. Mike Wheeler. All women are welcome for nourishment of the body (with a light breakfast) and soul. We finish by 8:30 AM.    
Stewardship logo
Generations of Giving Campaign Update

Easter was a wonderful day for our church as our faithful members gathered to worship Jesus Christ on the day of His resurrection. Throughout the world, the message of His triumph over death and Good Friday was told. Your pledge dollars support the telling of that story. Your pledge dollars allowed our church to hold services every day throughout Holy Week. Thank you for your pledge!

As of today we have received 355 pledges for a total of $1,788,730.

Our goal is $2,000,000.

Help us grow! planter
Wonderful stories are unfolding in our church every day: Stories of faith, devotion, and love for our neighbors. Great things truly are happening here. But if we're to continue with great things, if we are to continue to grow, your help is needed.

Please pick up a CSMSG business card(s) from the "planters" located in the Narthex and Great Hall. "Plant" one in the hand of a friend who is looking for a church and to be a part of a wonderful story. We need your help to help us grow!
This Week
Sunday, April 7 
5 PM     Church 
The Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing an Eastertide service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, April 7 at 5 PM. The service will include music of Leo Sowerby and Patrick Hadley. Please plan to join us and be a part of this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day.
Evensong choir
Simple Supper
6 PM     Taylor Room
Simple Supper YM Fundraiser will be held Sunday, April 7 from 6-7 PM in the Taylor Room. Please bring your family to Evensong and stay for homemade soup, salad, and dessert; as well as superb fellowship...ALL while supporting a wonderful cause! All money collected goes towards funding student scholarships, chaperone fees, van and truck rentals, and other expenses associated with the high school mission trip not covered by the students' registration fee.

Monday, April 8
Monday Night Bible Studies
Women's Bible Study with the Rev. Emily Hylden
6:30-8:15 PM      757 Syracuse Ave, 2NEmily Hylden
Enjoy dinner, fellowship, and study Isaiah at the Rev. Emily Hylden's home (757 Syracuse Ave, 2N). 6:30 PM soup & salad supper; 7:15 PM Evening Prayer, with Bible Study following.

Bible Study with Fr. Jed Fox
6:30-7:30 PM  Library
The Rev. Jed Fox Join Fr. Jed and other parishioners from 6:30-7:30 PM as we journey together through the Gospel of John.

Tuesday, April 9 
Church Service League Bible Study/Luncheon 
12 PM    Great Hall 
We have had a wonderful Lenten Speaker Series, concluding with a lively and informative talk by our Holy Week Speaker, the Rev. Canon Martin Draper. Was it about The Last Supper? the betrayal by Judas? No. It concerned some modern day saints whose work is described in a BBC/PBS TV program. You man Downtown Abbey? Far from it; it's Call the Midwife, a story of Anglican nuns and nurses in the mid-50's. It is based on true stories taken from a book by the same name. It was very interesting to learn about the role played in England by Anglican nuns. The fact that they even exist may come as a surprise to some of us. Father Draper is familiar with many of the characters portrayed both from his youth in London and study of the Order. The icing on the cake was a short lesson in Anglican titles held by priests and sometimes laymen in the church, from Curate to Canon and beyond. Thank you Father Martin, for being with us.

Thanks to all who attended the series. We hope you will continue to attend just for fellowship or when we have a program that interests you.

Our schedule is:
  • 11 AM Bible Study with Fr. Michael Wheeler. And it's not just for the CSL. All people are welcome.  
  • 12 PM Lunch. Cost is $7 and again, we welcome all.  
  • 12:30 PM We have speakers, service projects, and sometimes just fellowship. It varies. 
On April 23, our guest speaker is the Rev. Teresa Mithen Danieley from St. John's Episcopal Church, Tower Grove. 

For information call Jane Cox 636.394.3441.

A website for Eastertide: http://50days.org/2013/04/what-is-easter/ 
There is a new email daily for the 50 days of Eastertide ending with the Feast of the Pentecost. This link is one of the first entries and one you will find most interesting.

Steak & Stories  
6 PM    Great Hall
Steak & Stories in April will be an event not to be missed!
We will have Wayne Norwood talk about "How I Got Where I Am Today." Wayne has been a member of the church for quite some time and serves as an usher on Sundays, works as a real estate expert, and a great ambassador of CSMSG.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to the church receptionist at  reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 no later than Noon on Monday, April 8.
Upcoming Events

Friday, April 12
The Nicaraguan Dinner Auction
Nicaraguan girl

Save the Date!

Friday, April 12, 2013
Windows On Washington
For more information,
contact Carroll Stribling at 314.956.5973

Kids/EMC Birthday Celebration
5:45 PM  St. Louis County Detention Center 501 S. Brentwood
Are you interested in helping the youth in detention celebrate the April birthdays? The Church of St. Michael & St. George will be hosting the party for the children at the St. Louis County Detention Center on Friday, April 12. The Center is located at 501 S. Brentwood in Clayton. We will meet in the lobby at 5:45 PM and will finish by 7:15 PM. You must be 21 or older and obtain a background check. You can obtain the application from the receptionist at church or you can call Mary Kay Digby at 314.678.8800 and arrange to attend once without the background check. Some of these children have never celebrated a birthday, so your attendance and enthusiasm can mean a great deal to them.

Saturday, April 13
Confirmation Course
8 AM   Great Hall
Have you found a spiritual home at The Church of St. Michael & St. George? Make us your spiritual home address - attend Confirmation Class with Mthr. Emily and Fr. Jed on April 13 from 8 AM till 2 PM to prepare your heart and mind for the Holy Spirit's continued work in your life! Spend a morning feasting physically and spiritually at St. Michael's. Breakfast and lunch refreshments provided, as well as Morning and Noonday prayer, fellowship time, and invaluable instruction!

For more information, contact Debbie at communications@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.

Monday, April 15
11:45 AM     Sverdrup Room
Faith@Work will meet Monday, April 15, in the Sverdrup Room from 11:45 AM-1:30 PM. We begin with Noonday Prayer and a "B.L.T.- Blessed Little Thought" by Fr. Jed. Lunch and Open Discussion will follow. The cost is $7 for lunch. Please contact the receptionist at reception@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 by Monday, April 15, 10 AM to RSVP.

Saturday, April 20
Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making
10 AM   Taylor Room
Sandwich Making will take place Saturday, April 20. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael's Hunger Ministry on the third Saturday of each month from 10-11 AM in the Taylor Room to make sandwiches for the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.
Sandwich making kids 2012

Friday, May 10
Trivia Night
Benefit the Hunger Ministries and enjoy a fun evening! On Friday, May 10 at 6 PM in the Great Hall, the bi-annual game of Trivia will be held to benefit the Hunger Ministry of St. Michael & St George. Get your friends together and plan to reserve a table. You don't want to miss this evening of Fun, Facts, and Fabulous Prizes! All proceeds go to the sponsored food pantries in the Diocese of Missouri.
Church School
 Magic house project
1st-5th Graders go to Chapel at 9:15 AM followed by classes.

Preschool-Kindergarten go to Classroom, with Chapel following at 10:25 AM. 

Any First, Second, and Third Grade Boy who would like to earn his "God and Me" Cub Scout badge should contact Jane Fisher. Meetings will be held in April with the badge presentations in May.
2013 Girls Choir
The CSMSG Girls Choir rehearses on Wednesday nights from 5-6:30 PM. If your child is 8-18 years old and interested in singing in the Girls Choir, please contact Christi Bye at 314.721.1502 x4043 for more information or by email at cbye@csmsg.org
The Girls Choir
  Youth group at recent service project

Spring Service Day at the St. Louis Foodbank is just around the corner on Saturday, April 6! Meet at church on the playground at 9:15 AM and we will ride the bus out to the Foodbank, where we will sort from 10 AM-1 PM. Bring your friends! E-mail youth@csmsg.org to sign up! 

All 8th grade SS teachers will meet  Sunday, April 7 from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM in the Armstrong Room.

Student Leadership Team will meet Sunday, April 7 from 5-6 PM in the Armstrong Room. Let Buzz know if you cannot attend.

HS UNDERGROUND & MS MIX has resumed meeting each Wednesday at church from 6-7:30 PM in the Armstrong Room. Bring your friends! Plan to attend and bring guests on Wednesday, April 17 for the 80's party! 

YM Leadership Team meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 12:30-2 PM in the Sverdrup Room. RSVP to youth@csmsg.org.

Confirmation Make-Up will be held on Thursday, April 18 from 6-8 PM and is mandatory if three or more classes have been missed since January 1. E-mail Buzz@csmsg.org to discuss conflicts. 
Summer Mission opportunities at CSMSG 
Middle School Mission Week will be June 17-21. This is a wonderful opportunity for rising 5th-9th grade students to participate in local service opportunities in the St. Louis community! Friends are welcome to sign up also! Cost is $50 and the typical day lasts from 8:45 AM-3 PM. Adult volunteers are needed. E-mail youth@csmsg.org of more info or to sign up!  

High School Mission Trip is July 5-14, 2013 and we will be traveling to Muskegon, Michigan. Rising 9th grade students and older HS students may sign up. Friends are invited to come too! There are just a few spots left, so e-mail youth@csmsg.org for more information and to sign-up. 
pool party
Cleaning out the kids' toy box? Mission volunteers are leaving for Nicaragua in July. You can send gently-used toys to Nicaragua in a mission volunteer's second suitcase for the Santa Rosa and Carolina de Sirker schools. Place items in the Nicaragua donation closet, located across from the church library. Please see list below of needed items. Gracias! 

Educational toys such as:
Lincoln Logs                         
Building blocks              
Play stations and 'Play
house' items (kitchen, workshop, etc.)
Tent 'Play House' (Playhut, etc.)
Large plastic animals, dinosaurs, etc.
Large trucks/cars
Educational Toys              
Puzzles  (ages 8+)                              
Baby dolls
Board Games/Card Games
'Dress-up' items

Please - No stuffed animals

The Three T's
Help the St. Michael's mission trip to Nicaragua with the three T's:  Travel-size toiletries, toothbrushes, and toothpaste.
Do you, your friends, and/or your co-workers travel? Don't
forget to save (unopened) hotel toiletries for the 2013 mission trip to Nicaragua. Missioners take toiletry bags of soap, shampoo, lotion, toothbrushes, and toothpaste to the patients at the women's and children's hospital in Managua. Last year, we distributed over 300 bags of these helpful hygiene packets.
Toothbrushes and toothpaste go to the kids at the Santa Rosa and Carolina de Sirker schools for healthy and bright smiles! Perhaps your dentist has extras?
All donations can be dropped off at the Nicaragua donation closet, located across from the church library. 

The Nicaragua Mission Wish List 2013 is posted on the "Faith in Action" bulletin board.
We'll be packing "second suitcases" to Nicaragua on July 13.

Nicaragua pic
Canterbury Bookstore
Bookstore manager, Peggy Strelinger
Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 60 years. My Little Golden Book About God by Jane Werner Watson and illustrated by Eloise Wilkin is a simple classic filled with a tender message and delightful illustrations every child will treasure. Also for the children is Give Us This Day - The Lord's Prayer, illustrated by Tasha Tudor. The best known of all Christian prayers is illustrated in sensitive watercolors by one of America's foremost artists. The images are drawn from rural New England and bespeak a universal truth.  Ms. Tudor's illustrations eloquently express the faith and wisdom of the words.

The Bookstore is delighted to be carrying Colonial Candles. Colonial Candles are excellent candles that are available in many colors, sizes, and heights. Stop by the Bookstore to see the in-stock selection and order your favorite. Also displayed are candle holders of many sizes and materials. You can also find meditation candles and candle accessories.

Canterbury Bookstore does not collect tax and always offers free gift-wrapping. The Bookstore is happy to assist in shipping your items.

Store hours: Sunday 8:30-11:30 AM, Monday 10 AM-Noon, Thursdays 10 AM-3 PM, and Friday 9 AM-Noon
Bulletin Board

E-Letter/Notice Information

Please send any new information that you would like to go into the notices or e-letters to Debbie at communications@csmsg.org. The deadline for the e-letter/notices is Wednesday at noon. Please keep the information concise. Thank you.


CSMSG into the Next 100 Years!
QR code
Notice that smudge on the back of the bulletin? That's a QR Code! If you have a smartphone with a scanning app, when you scan the image you'll be automatically directed to the CSMSG website where you can find links to our weekly updates, calendars, service times, sermons, and news. Look for more digital content in the weeks to come. 

The Knitting Ministry
knitting demo The Knitting Ministry has been active at St. Michael's since 2004. Its mission is to offer love, comfort, and prayers to fellow parishioners and friends through knitted objects: Mantles of Comfort, Baby Blankets of Love, and Chemo Caps. On the second Saturday of the month, there is a luncheon gathering where knitters share experiences, get to know one another, and knit together. Prayerful knitting nurtures the knitters as well as the recipients of the knitted objects. For more information, contact Nicki Gillis at nickigillis@att.net.    

Good Neighbors
Please be considerate of our neighbors on Ellenwood and Wydown. Take advantage of the complimentary valet parking on Sundays and do not park in front of driveways.

Valet Parking

Valet service by Midwest Parking will be available on Sunday mornings for elderly parishioners and those with special needs. This valuable service is being provided by an anonymous benefactor. Thank you for this very generous gift!


Altar Flowers  

Please consider giving flowers in celebration of a special event, in honor or in memory of a loved one. Order forms are available near the Ellenwood narthex.   


Birth Announcements Needed

Please contact Debbie Fenner at debbie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 when there is a birth in the church family, so we can properly welcome the new baby into the parish.


CSMSG Pre-Primary Enrollment

We are currently accepting applications for our parish's two pre-primary programs: 18-24 months on Thursday and Friday mornings from 8:30-11:30 AM, and two to three years on Monday through Wednesday mornings from 8:30-11:30 AM. We are also offering a five-morning schedule for both classes. Our programs are taught by a degreed teacher and have proven quite successful since their inception. For more information, call Carol at 314.721.1502.

Pre-school fun with parachutes

The Servers Guild   

The Servers Guild provides a unique opportunity for students from 6th through 12th grades to participate in the Sunday liturgies and gain a deeper appreciation for our traditions and style of worship. If you would like to join a group of young people who are dedicated to enhancing the worship experience at CSMSG, contact Fr. Mike Wheeler.

Altar Guild  
We invite you to deepen your spiritual life and connection to the liturgy by becoming a member of the Altar Guild. This ministry is dedicated to the service of God by lovingly preparing the altars. Many hands are needed, both weekdays and Sundays, to care for the linens, candles, and silver. Contact Abby Castle at abbylocke@yahoo.com for more information on becoming a member!

Altar guild women preparing for Sunday